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JOB TITLE: Custodian

DEPARTMENT: Finance & Administration FLSA: Non-Exempt

LOCATION: Union Campus LEVEL: 101

REPORTS TO: Custodial Supervisor DATE: 04/1/09


Perform general custodial duties related to the maintenance and cleaning of classrooms, offices, and other areas in assigned buildings and facilities; and to perform a variety of tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.


  • Clean and sanitize restrooms daily which includes floors, fixtures, mirrors, and doors.

  • Clean and sanitize drinking fountains.

  • Clean assigned facilities (e.g. offices, restrooms, corridors, carpets, windows, walls, classrooms, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining a sanitary, safe and attractive environment.

  • Remove trash from area and take to outside dumpsters.

  • Arrange equipment and furnishings (e.g. furniture arrangements, tables, chairs, bleachers, etc.) for the purpose of providing adequate arrangements for meetings, classroom activities and events.

  • Strip, scrub, apply floor finish, buff, and refinish hard surface floors.

  • Operate custodial equipment, supplies, and chemicals in a safe and effective manner.

  • Transport custodial supplies and equipment to and from storage and work areas.

  • Respond to immediate safety and/or operational concerns (e.g. facility damage, injured or ill students, unauthorized persons, alarms, etc.) for the purpose of taking appropriate action to resolve immediate safety issues and maintaining a functioning educational environment.

  • Secure and open facilities before and after usage as needed or assigned (building access doors, security systems, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring facilities are operational and safe for occupancy.

  • Report damages, unsafe conditions and items needing repair for the purpose of preventing accidents, keeping the campus safe, and in a properly functioning condition conducive to the educational process.

  • Maintain custodial supplies and equipment (e.g. cleaning solutions, paper products, custodial tools, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of items required to properly maintain facilities.

  • Wear proper protective equipment while performing job duties (ie, goggles, helmet, back brace, knee pads).

  • Perform assigned responsibilities, duties, and tasks according to established practices, procedures, techniques, and standards in a safe manner and with minimal supervision.


  • Assist in moving furniture, supplies, and equipment as directed.

  • Assist with cleaning cafeteria.

  • Adjustment of hours involving evening and/or weekend work may be required.

  • Clean up spills on carpets, tile, and flooring.

  • Assist with snow removal as directed.

  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.


  • Knowledge of cleaning chemicals, cleaning methods, tools, equipment

  • Ability to learn and apply proper cleaning procedures and use of equipment and supplies used in custodial work

  • Ability to operate cleaning equipment such as vacuum, mop, broom, buffer, scrubber, steam cleaning machine

  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety practices

  • Knowledge of Material Safety Data Sheets

  • Knowledge of College Emergency Procedures

  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral directions

  • Ability to complete assignments without immediate supervision

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work

  • Knowledge of proper lifting techniques.

  • Ability to perform work independently.

  • Ability to perform all essential functions in a safe manner.


  • Follow instructions or work orders; and/or read routine sentences, instructions, regulations, or procedures.

  • Communicate using routine sentences; complete routine job forms and incident reports; and/or communicate routine information regarding daily activities.


  • Requires limited decision- making.

  • Perform clerical or manual duties

  • Operate in a safe and efficient manner


  • Vacuums, mops, buffers, brooms

  • Use computers for data entry and/or handle, use, or repair hand-held power equipment and/or light machinery.

WORKING CONDITIONS - the following physical conditions and hazards may be encountered in this position:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat and risk of electrical shock.

  • Work with exposure to cleaning solutions, disinfectants, chemicals, bacteria, and bodily fluids. Will be required to wear protective gear and follow proper safety precautions.

  • May be assigned overtime, evenings, weekends or holidays.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and taste or smell.

The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.
This position may also require close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


  • None

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, and LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: (A comparable amount of training, education or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.)

  • Completion of high school/GED

  • One year related custodial/housekeeping experience


I have read and reviewed the above job description with my immediate supervisor.

Employee Signature/Date Supervisor Signature/Date

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